Oooooooh…..I love promotional T-shirts from horror movies! Especially ones that shouldn’t even really exist. Like this one!
Damn right. That’s a promotional T-shirt from the 1988 movie Bad Dreams. Some would say it was a Nightmare On Elm Street knock-off, while others would say it’s an underrated 80’s gem. And others might also say that actor Richard Lynch was one of the creepiest looking human beings ever put on this Earth. Point is that you probably won’t ever see a Bad Dreams promotional T-shirt up for sale ever again. So if you’re an 80’s horror enthusiast, or maybe someone who just likes collecting random shit – head on over to the eBay link HERE and grab this while you can. It looks to be in good condition, which is always good for used piece of clothing.
Growing up, I pretty much lived at the video store. Mind you, this is when VHS rentals were all the rage and I was raging like a motherfucker. I would rent five, sometimes even ten horror movies at a time and just binge watch. There were always some movies that slipped through the cracks though and I never bothered to rent them. 1988’s Slaughterhouse Rock was one of those:
Wait. It had a killer soundtrack by Devo?!?! Goddammit. I think what always threw me off about this movie was the title. I wasn’t much into showtunes back then and still am really not today, so the name Slaughterhouse Rock made me think that there was going to be a lot of fingersnapping and dancing going on for some reason. Perhaps I was hasty with my decision, especially after finding out this clip below on Youtube that I’m assuming is a part at the end of the movie that decided to include a compilation of some of the awesomeness that occurred earlier. Or maybe it was foreshadowing which wouldn’t make much sense, because then you would already see things that were going to happen and that would ruin the surprise, you know? Oh who cares – just watch the clip:
I know what you’re thinking. That woman who was doing the resurrection of the soul dance looks awfully familiar. Come to find out that it’s none other than Toni Basil! Who the hell is Toni Basil, you ask? Oh, she only had one of the biggest songs from the 80’s called “Mickey”, that’s all. Apparently he was so fine that he blew her mind. But anyway, she’s in Slaughterhouse Rock and Devo has a killer soundtrack on it. That’s full blown 80’s overload if you ask me and more than enough to make me hunt this down and watch it. No DVD/Blu-ray version exists, but there is a full Youtube version up online if you’re like me and want to bust your virgin Slaughterhouse Rock cherry.
Well, file this one under ‘random’. Upon searching for rare horror Ebay items, I came across something from Frank Henenlotter’s (Basket Case, Frankenhooker) 1988 amazing and awesomely bad horror comedy: Brain Damage.
Good thing I was looking for an obscure promotional somewhat used and dirty white promotional horror movie hat, because I struck gold! Now let’s all go to the Ebay link HERE and see how much this slice of awesomeness costs. Hmmmmm – $49.99, huh? Well, that’s a bit too rich for my blood. But hold on! You’re able to make an offer. That gives us, the buyer, a little power now. I would probably go about $20 for this considering the condition it’s in, but maybe your pockets are deeper than mine. I will say this – you’re probably never going to find a Brain Damage hat ever again on Ebay. So it does add to the value for sure. While you mull it over, please enjoy the following NSFW clip below from the movie: